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MSU Film Collective: THE EAGLE

Wells Hall B122

September 28, 2023


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(dir. Clarence Brown, 1925)

Presented by Ellen McCallum

Czarina Catherine the Great (Louise Dresser) is attracted to Vladimir (Rudolph Valentino), a Russian soldier. When Vladimir rejects her, he makes a powerful enemy. The soldier is forced to go on the lam, but when he is gone, his father’s property is snatched away by Troekouroff (James Marcus), a cruel aristocrat who bullies peasants. Vladimir disguises himself as a bandit and begins to defend the Russian people from Troekouroff, whose daughter, Mascha (Vilma Banky), he is in love with.